Knowing how to make a resume out of your LinkedIn profile quickly can be a real-time-saver. With a few clicks here and there, you can download your resume out of your updated LinkedIn profile and get the job of your dreams.
Your LinkedIn profile will be downloaded as a PDF file, and you can download it as many times as you want. This is really useful since who hasn’t accidentally erased important files before? So if you can’t find it, simply follow this beginner-friendly to get your digital fingers on it again.
How to Find Your Integrated Resume on Your LinkedIn Profile
Before you download your Linkedin Profile, you need to find that one button that creates it. Once you’ve signed in to your account, look for your profile picture and click on the dropdown menu, followed by the View Profile option.
On the next page, in the upper left-hand corner, you’ll see a few buttons, including the More button. When you click on the button, you’ll see three options of what you can do with your LinkedIn profile. You can:
- Share it in a message
- Download it as a PDF
- Build a resume
After clicking on the second option, you’ll see a message letting you know that your resume is being prepared. When it’s done, the downloading process will begin on its own. You’ll get a notification on your browser that it’s ready to be opened.
Did you get another job, and do you need to add another current position to your LinkedIn resume? You can do this by clicking on your profile picture > View Profile. Click on the Pencil icon, and you’ll see a series of things you can change about your resume.
Tip: By clicking on the More option on other LinkedIn users’ profiles, you can also download their resumes as well.
You can choose to change:
- Your name
- Add a recording of the correct pronunciation of your name (Only on the mobile app)
- Current position
- Postal code
- Location within this area
- Contact information
How to Build Your LinkedIn Resume
If your current resume gives out too much information for the job you want to apply for, you have the option to leave out that information. One of the options you see when you download your LinkedIn profile as a PDF is the option to build your resume. What’s helpful about this option is that you can decide what part of your LinkedIn resume you want to leave out.
Once you click on Build a Resume, you’ll be able to choose from two options. You can create your new resume from your LinkedIn profile, or you can upload one. Let’s go with building your resume from your profile. The on-screen instructions will start by asking you to enter your desired job title. You can’t enter any title; you’ll need to choose from the suggested job title you’ll see.
On the next page, you’ll see that you’ve ended up on the resume creation tool screen. When you see something you want to change, simply look for the pencil icon and edit. For example, to change the name of the resume, click on the pencil icon to the right of the current name.
How to View LinkedIn Resume Used for Job Application
When you’re looking for a job, you indeed apply to several jobs at a time. But, when you start to get tired, you might make the mistake of using the wrong resume for a particular job. If you’re not sure what resume you used for a specific application, there’s a way you can check. To do this, you’ll need to go to the list of Applied Jobs.
Once you’re there, click on the job you think you submitted the wrong resume for. At the bottom right of the card, you can see which resume you submitted. You can also see the date of when you applied for that job.
If you’re new to LinkedIn, you may not have known that it has this option. It’s very useful since it uses the information you already set up as your resume to send to your job applications. Why create another resume when you already have one? Also, if you ever need to download someone else’s resume, you know how to do it.